Gosh, another non-knitting post. I have been working on Audrey (one body piece down, two sleeves & one body piece to go), but slept on my wrist wrong night before last and haven’t been able to pick up the knitting since. I’m hoping it will be well enough tonight. Anyway, my husband and I are going on a vacation in a couple of weeks and I’m taking a month off of “school” before starting my thesis, so I actually have time to read something that’s not school related. Has anyone read a good book lately that they would recommend? I like all sorts of books, but don’t usually get into Sci Fi too much. I’m hoping to hit the bookstore this weekend to stock up. And, of course, there will be much knitting on vacation, too.
Oh, and thanks for the compliments on the blog!
If you want to combine reading and knitting Debbie Macomber just came out with a new book, The Shop on Blossom Street. It’s about 4 women who knit! I just started it last night and it’s pretty darn good.
If you haven’t read it yet, The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (it’s not really science fiction, it’s set in Chicago mostly present day with some hops forward and back in the lives of the lead characters) and it is extraordinary. Also, the Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King which is set in 1915-18 England and brings back Sherlock Holmes through the new character of a 15 year old girl he befriends in his ‘retirement’. It’s also very wonderful…Enjoy!
One of my very favorites from this year is “The Other Boleyn Girl” by Philippa Gregory. It is very enjoyable, and difficult to put down once it’s started! She also has a newer book out (both are in paperback, by the way) called “The Queen’s Fool,” which is also wonderful! Enjoy your reading time…:)
Since I started knitting, I haven’t been reading nearly as much. The last book that I read and *really* liked was Wally Lamb’s “I Know This Much is True.” His other books are good, too. And I could read “Les Miserables” a million times and still love it. Of course, a nice, smutty romance novel is always a good choice, too! 🙂
I recently read the most enjoyable book I’ve ever laid hands on: “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,” by Michael Chabon. Another interesting (and very quick read) is “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”